Mitigating Impacts On Calif. Listed Species Habitat

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The California Third District Court of Appeal recently issued its decision in California Native Plant Society v. City of Rancho Cordova, Case No. C057018. This decision is significant for its views on off-site mitigation for impacts to wetlands and listed species habitat under the California Environmental Quality Act.

It is also significant for its analysis of general plan consistency and the standards by which a court will review a city’s determination of consistency. Finally, this case confirms that parties must raise issues before public agencies if...
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